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Rick Boatright
Works at TBC Software
Attended Univ of Kansas
Lives in Topeka, KS
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Recently, Toni Weisskopf the publisher at Baen Books wrote a guest post at Sarah A. Hoyt's blog, a re-post of an essay she posted on Baen's Bar, a forum that requires registration so Sarah's repost is the public link.  htt...
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I like John's writing well enough, but he's certainly no Heinlein.

In 50 years they will still be reading Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers.

They won't be reading anything Scalzi's written thus far. That's not to say his work is bad, just not defining.
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Google proves that the Lambrect auction has apparitions near each car... 
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In which I once again prove I am not a lawyer, but try to analyse stuff Police officials say anyway... 
In which I once again prove I am not a lawyer, and never-the-less try to analyse something a Chief of Police said.    -- and yes, he said that. No, really. Ok, well, sort of, and yes, really.    More after the jump. In an in...
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Great breakdown.
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More dangerous thinking -- a CRATE of Mosins...  Tempting.
This blog post was inspired by a recent spate of postings on facebook and a comment thread at "The Truth about Guns" on my favorite center fire rifle, the Mosin-Nagant. The M91 Mosin action was first put into service in 1891,...
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I couldn't agree more. Dcc support would make this perfect. Without it, it doesnt do the most important thing I use irc for.
 
The only thing i think this app needs is DCC support 
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Gun deaths are urban, car deaths are rural. The first makes sense. The second doesn't. No one knows why. 
Once again Josh Sugarmann has jumped into the gun debate in the U.S. feet first with a Huffington Post essay entitled: Guns Kill More People Than Motor Vehicles in 12 States & DC. Once again Josh says: "The road to reducing...
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I just posted the concluding bit of my series on guns and gun control. 
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Thank you for posting about your blogs on Facebook. So I found out you've been on google + awhile. I am under RITA ALMOND and feel free to add me to a circle if you wish.
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Software Designer
Employment
  • TBC Software
    Software Designer, 1983 - present
  • Menninger Foundation
    Teacher, 1977 - 1979
  • Topeka Public Schools USD 501
    Physics Teacher, 1979 - 1983
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Topeka, KS
Previously
Lawrence KS - Manhattan KS
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Old Geek but I keep forgetting the old part.
Introduction
I've been a part of the team that writes and edits the "1632" series of NY Times best selling books since early 2000. 

In addition to being the 1632 tame geek, I was  head geek for Jim Baen's Universe. 

I'm a ham radio operator (n0oxf), a professional software developer specializing in unusual database applications, and an active member of the Topeka Kansas Baha'i community. 

I have two grown childred who are FAR better than I deserved. In my ample spare time I try to deal with a spouse, two cats and a Pomeranian puppy princess. 
Bragging rights
Created the characters "Father Nicholas Smithson" and "Dr Phil" Gribbleflotz in the 1632 series. Started the Maunder Minimum 10 years early just for a plot point.
Education
  • Univ of Kansas
    Physics, 1973 - 1975
  • Kansas State University
    Science Education, 1975 - 1977
  • Topeka West HS
    1970 - 1973
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James Boatright, rboatright, jrboatright